I wanted to thank you for your candor on this issue and willingness
to back up your opinions with fact based information that many consumers
(certainly myself) are generally not privy to. I am relatively new
(3-4 years) to the world of wine, but have become a true wine lover over
that period of time. Perhaps naturally I have also found that over that
time, as my palate had developed, my tastes in wine are leading to me ever
more expensive bottles of wine. This has become even a bigger problem
over the past 2 years as prices have seemed to escalte at an infuriating
rate. Even wines that I had
sought out for what I thought at the time was their relative value are suddenly 3 times what they were just 2 years ago.
Anyway, I appreciate the fact that someone within the industry has taken such a refreshing stance at this time. Thank you. Coincidentally I will be receiving a six pack of you zinfandel in the next few weeks (a friend from near Carmel, CA. recommended it and is sending me some that he had come across) and look forward to trying it even more now. I would be interested in knowing when you will next be offering futures for your wines (and what wines you offer). I would certainly be interested in patronizing a wine maker who actually has his customers interests in mind.
Thank you again.